45 years anniversary

To celebrate our 45th anniversary we look back at 45 moments that changed the Middle East and how Arab News covered them

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When Sadat went to Israel
1

When Sadat went to Israel

By Hani Hazaimeh ·
The revolution that sparked Iran’s hostility
3

The revolution that sparked Iran’s hostility

By Dr. Majid Rafizadeh ·
The siege of Makkah
4

The siege of Makkah

By Rawan Radwan ·
The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
5

The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan

By Rahimullah Yusufzai ·
Saudi Arabia’s Aramco takeover
6

Saudi Arabia’s Aramco takeover

By Frank Kane ·
The Iran-Iraq War’s long aftermath
7

The Iran-Iraq War’s long aftermath

By Sir John Jenkins ·
The founding of the GCC
8

The founding of the GCC

By Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg ·
The Sabra and Shatila massacre
9

The Sabra and Shatila massacre

By Eyad Abu Shakra ·
US Marines bombed in Beirut
10

US Marines bombed in Beirut

By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·
El-Moutawakel’s Olympic win
11

El-Moutawakel’s Olympic win

By Lina Almaeena ·
The Arab world’s first satellite
12

The Arab world’s first satellite

By Nidhal Guessoum ·
Saudi prince’s journey into space
13

Saudi prince’s journey into space

By Dr. Eng. Mohammed Nasser Al-Ahbabi ·
Palestine’s first intifada
14

Palestine’s first intifada

By Daoud Kuttab ·
Naguib Mahfouz's Nobel Prize in Literature
15

Naguib Mahfouz's Nobel Prize in Literature

By Abdellatif El-Menawy ·
Taif’s peace pact for Lebanon
17

Taif’s peace pact for Lebanon

By Randa Takieddine ·
The fall of the Berlin Wall
18

The fall of the Berlin Wall

By Ross Anderson ·
The invasion of Kuwait
19

The invasion of Kuwait

By Khaled Almaeena ·
When Boutros-Ghali became UN secretary-general
20

When Boutros-Ghali became UN secretary-general

By Dr. Abdellatif El-Menawy ·
Oslo Accords’ peace promise
21

Oslo Accords’ peace promise

By RAY HANANIA ·
The bombing of Khobar Towers
22

The bombing of Khobar Towers

By Mahmoud Ahmad ·
Conflict in Kosovo
23

Conflict in Kosovo

By EMINA OSMANDZIKOVIC ·
The 9/11 attacks by Al-Qaeda
24

The 9/11 attacks by Al-Qaeda

By Jonathan Gornall ·
The rise of Turkey’s AKP
26

The rise of Turkey’s AKP

By Yasar Yakis ·
The US war on Iraq
27

The US war on Iraq

By Siraj Wahab ·
The assassination of Hariri
28

The assassination of Hariri

By Faisal J. Abbas ·
The birth of the iPhone
29

The birth of the iPhone

By Arkan Aladnani ·
2008’s global financial crisis
30

2008’s global financial crisis

By Frank Kane ·
Burj Khalifa: The world’s tallest tower
32

Burj Khalifa: The world’s tallest tower

By Peter Harrison ·
Where the Arab Spring began
33

Where the Arab Spring began

By Jonathan Lessware ·
Mubarak’s resignation: Behind the scenes
34

Mubarak’s resignation: Behind the scenes

By Abdellatif El-Menawy ·
Syrian conflict has defined the region and beyond
35

Syrian conflict has defined the region and beyond

By SHARIF NASHASHIBI ·
The rise and fall of Daesh
37

The rise and fall of Daesh

By Peter Welby ·
The civil war in Yemen
38

The civil war in Yemen

By Saeed Al-Batati ·
The drowning of Aylan Kurdi
39

The drowning of Aylan Kurdi

By EMINA OSMANDZIKOVIC ·
Unveiling Saudi Vision 2030
40

Unveiling Saudi Vision 2030

By Faisal J. Abbas ·
The boycott of Qatar
41

The boycott of Qatar

By Mohammed Al-Sulami ·
The day Saudi women could drive
42

The day Saudi women could drive

By Mo Gannon ·
The downfall of Omar Bashir
43

The downfall of Omar Bashir

By Jonathan Lessware ·
The strike on Iran’s Soleimani
44

The strike on Iran’s Soleimani

By Dr. Majid Rafizadeh ·
The coronavirus pandemic
45

The coronavirus pandemic

By Jonathan Gornall ·